A recipe and a song.

I love Jack Johnson. He’s not the most complex musician, but there is something bright and pure of heart about him. And he’s a surfer. And he’s hot. And when I listen to his music I feel like I could be sitting in a hammock in Hawaii listening to the ocean. That’s a fantasy, in general, and so his music will probably always be among my favorites. And because of one of his songs in particular, Banana Pancakes, I started making banana pancakes once in a while. I’ve heard others who were similarly inspired, so in case the song similarly inspires anyone reading this, I’ll provide the recipe to go along with the music!

Banana Pancakes
(adapted from Vegan Planet)

1 1/2 cups flour
2 Tbsp sugar or sweetener of choice (i used florida crystals)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground allspice
1 1/4 cups soy or other non-dairy milk (i used almond)
3 medium-size ripe bananas, peeled and sliced thin

Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl. In a food processor combine the milk and 1/2 of the bananas. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing just until they are fully combined. Add the rest of the bananas in. You might need to adjust the amount of milk if the batter is too thick.

Heat a lightly oiled griddle or nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pour about 3 Tbsp batter per pancake onto the hot griddle or skillet. When bubbles appear on top, flip them over and cook for another minute or so, until browned.

You can keep the pancakes warmed in a 200F oven while you cook the rest. They taste great served with maple syrup on the pancakes and Jack Johnson on the stereo!

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